Lebanese composer and singer Marcel Khalife (R) gestures next to cello player Sari Khalife during the Baalbek festival, which was held in La Magnanerie, a 19th century silk factory, in Beirut August ... more 
Lebanese composer and singer Marcel Khalife (R) gestures next to cello player Sari Khalife during the Baalbek festival, which was held in La Magnanerie, a 19th century silk factory, in Beirut August 24, 2013. The Baalbek festival and scores of others across the country have insisted on maintaining their programmes this summer despite the Syrian civil war next door and growing violence in Lebanon itself. This year, the event had relocated to the northern outskirts of the capital Beirut under pressure from rocket attacks, kidnappings and threats of further violence, far from the internationally renowned music festival's historic venue among Roman ruins in the Bekaa Valley. The relocated festival had a reduced programme of three performances from the scheduled six, while attendance dropped from about 20,000 to just a few thousand. Picture taken August 24, 2013. To match story LEBANON/FESTIVALS REUTERS/Jamal Saidi (LEBANON - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY POLITICS CIVIL UNREST) less 
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